Haunted Places to Visit in Wiltshire

March 23, 2022 10:28 am

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There are many beautiful places to visit in the UK if you are planning a summer break. Wiltshire is one of these particularly beautiful counties, where there is a lot to do – if you are looking for things to keep you busy on your break there are lots of things to do in Salisbury www.localthingstodo.co.uk/locations/things-to-do-in-salisbury/ and of course the Wilshire countryside has lots of peaceful and beautiful places to walk if you are after a more relaxing break.

If you are looking for something a little bit different to keep you entertained, why not go on a ghost hunt? There are many locations in Wiltshire that are said to be haunted, so if you are looking for a spooky place to visit, here are a few you could try…

Old Wardour Castle – This beautiful ancient castle casts a dramatic and eerie shadow over the landscape. Where battles were once fought and many lives were lost, it is little wonder that this place is said to be haunted. It is said to be home to many spooky residents, but one in particular that has been spotted is the spirit of Lady Blanche. She lost her life whilst defending the castle from attackers in 1643, and many say that at night she can be seen standing by the castle walls still trying to protect the castle.

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Lydiard House – This beautiful Grade 1 listed building sits in equally beautiful grounds just outside of Swindon. Nowadays it is open to visitors who want to walk around the gardens, and it also has a museum. However, it is also said to be home to the spirit of the previous resident, Baronet Sir John St John. Many visitors who have come across this spooky resident, report that the temperature suddenly drops when he is nearby, and he is also accompanied by a strong and sweet smell.

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The Rifles Museum – This ancient building has so much paranormal interest, that there are often ghost hunts and paranormal investigations held there. A lot of ghostly activity has been reported here, from books being thrown off shelves, to doors slamming shut. There is also a grey lady who has been spotted wandering the building by staff at the museum, as well as visitors.